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post #13831 of 14514
Well that was short lived. The set was working fine and then started having freeze up issues. I had to unplug it a few times from the wall to get it working again. Then it powered itself down a few times. I called Sharp and they said they could see errors when they did diagnostic tests via my connection. They wouldn't explain fully but stated it looked like the power supply and main board issue. I don't know if that was true but at this point, I think I will either go in another direction or find a brand new one again for a reasonable price.

This has been a frustrating experience and that's an understatement. I went to BB and they were great. They were not happy when I told them how it was packaged when it was delivered. They stated it should have been bubbled wrapped a few times at least over the entire tv and not put in the so called "taco" case. They said they have cardboard shipping crates that should have been used. They are picking up the set for free on Tuesday and then will credit me back that evening once they close out the return. They tried to sell me on a VT60 but I don't know what I want to do yet and even their best price was at least $300 over what I can get it for online. I don't like missing work but they should give me a 2 hour window so I will just leave work and then work late. I thought about keeping it and just getting it fixed but it's not worth it to me at this point. I wish I could have got a set that just performed like it should especially for the money. The DSE/Banding on this set was definitely better. It was still there though. It really makes me realize that you truly win the lottery if you get one without any issues. As for the November 2012 build theory, that might be true. When I looked at a blank input in the dark, I could see some uneven back lighting on the right side and corners and a few white spots (probably clouding). My first one was perfect with that.

Well I will do a little searching and decide what I want to do in the next day or two. At least I didn't order the 3D glasses yet. I am going to just give them the stand I ordered at this point.
post #13832 of 14514
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Originally Posted by YOTR View Post

Well that was short lived. The set was working fine and then started having freeze up issues. I had to unplug it a few times from the wall to get it working again. Then it powered itself down a few times. I called Sharp and they said they could see errors when they did diagnostic tests via my connection. They wouldn't explain fully but stated it looked like the power supply and main board issue. I don't know if that was true but at this point, I think I will either go in another direction or find a brand new one again for a reasonable price.

This has been a frustrating experience and that's an understatement. I went to BB and they were great. They were not happy when I told them how it was packaged when it was delivered. They stated it should have been bubbled wrapped a few times at least over the entire tv and not put in the so called "taco" case. They said they have cardboard shipping crates that should have been used. They are picking up the set for free on Tuesday and then will credit me back that evening once they close out the return. They tried to sell me on a VT60 but I don't know what I want to do yet and even their best price was at least $300 over what I can get it for online. I don't like missing work but they should give me a 2 hour window so I will just leave work and then work late. I thought about keeping it and just getting it fixed but it's not worth it to me at this point. I wish I could have got a set that just performed like it should especially for the money. The DSE/Banding on this set was definitely better. It was still there though. It really makes me realize that you truly win the lottery if you get one without any issues. As for the November 2012 build theory, that might be true. When I looked at a blank input in the dark, I could see some uneven back lighting on the right side and corners and a few white spots (probably clouding). My first one was perfect with that.

Well I will do a little searching and decide what I want to do in the next day or two. At least I didn't order the 3D glasses yet. I am going to just give them the stand I ordered at this point.

Sorry to hear about your experience! My BB has an excellent listed condition 60x5fd priced south of $2000 and I have been debating on picking it up. Problem is I have a perfectly functioning Kuro 101Fd that I have no reason to replace other than I would like to go up in size at times. Your story is the exact reason I'm leaning towards leaving it alone for now. I don't want to go through the hassle of selling my 101fd and then hoping to pick up a open box elite with no issues. It's a crap shoot and I don't think I want to go down that road at this time. When you see them at these low close out prices, you have to give it some thought because they are excellent tv's no doubt. Good luck with your search and hopefully you'll find something that works out better for you!
post #13833 of 14514
Well, the IR sensor went out on my 70" frown.gif I called Elite Customer service and they're setting up an RA with best buy. When I called best buy I got all sorts of answers when asking about a refund such as Elite will come up with a dollar amount, etc. Can I not just get a full credit to my best buy card? At this point I'm kind of stuck as I've been reading up on the tvs that Magnolia stocks and it seems there really isn't anything as good as the Elite. I see they have a sony full array led but it's only 65". There are also no OLEDs listed on the site and the ones coming soon are 55" I believe and I'm not going down in size.

IMO they should refund my best buy card the amount I paid for the tv so we'll see what amount they come up with. Not sure what I'm going to do at this point.
post #13834 of 14514
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Originally Posted by dvdguru View Post

Well, the IR sensor went out on my 70" frown.gif I called Elite Customer service and they're setting up an RA with best buy. When I called best buy I got all sorts of answers when asking about a refund such as Elite will come up with a dollar amount, etc. Can I not just get a full credit to my best buy card? At this point I'm kind of stuck as I've been reading up on the tvs that Magnolia stocks and it seems there really isn't anything as good as the Elite. I see they have a sony full array led but it's only 65". There are also no OLEDs listed on the site and the ones coming soon are 55" I believe and I'm not going down in size.

IMO they should refund my best buy card the amount I paid for the tv so we'll see what amount they come up with. Not sure what I'm going to do at this point.

Why aren't you getting the IR sensor replaced? Simple and easy given the comments on this thread from people who had it replaced. I would expect Sharp to replace it at your home but no refunds for the set.
post #13835 of 14514
Forgot to mention that they called back and said they found no places in my area to fix it which is why they set up the return. They also have no refurbs in stock (not that I would take a refurb to begin with).
post #13836 of 14514
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Originally Posted by Sonyboy View Post

Sorry to hear about your experience! My BB has an excellent listed condition 60x5fd priced south of $2000 and I have been debating on picking it up. Problem is I have a perfectly functioning Kuro 101Fd that I have no reason to replace other than I would like to go up in size at times. Your story is the exact reason I'm leaning towards leaving it alone for now. I don't want to go through the hassle of selling my 101fd and then hoping to pick up a open box elite with no issues. It's a crap shoot and I don't think I want to go down that road at this time. When you see them at these low close out prices, you have to give it some thought because they are excellent tv's no doubt. Good luck with your search and hopefully you'll find something that works out better for you!

I wouldn't upgrade if I was you. If you could find an open box without any of the issues or a brand new one relatively cheap, then I would. Otherwise I would keep what you have or go with something else if you need a bigger size. I am already regretting selling my kuro a little bit even with the red tint issue. I think the lack of support from Sharp with regards to fixing the sets now that they are discontinued is what worries me. Pioneer was pretty much set up to support the Kuro's long after they were discontinued with warranty issues (and that even includes new panels themselves). Sharp seems to be going down a different route which concerns me even if I find another one.
post #13837 of 14514
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Originally Posted by dvdguru View Post

Forgot to mention that they called back and said they found no places in my area to fix it which is why they set up the return. They also have no refurbs in stock (not that I would take a refurb to begin with).

When I read your post I thought the same thing as the member above because that should be a simple fix. It stinks that you have to return it because of an IR sensor issue. When I called they told me the same thing about replacements. The lack of a replacement worries me a bit because if you ever have a screen issue, you are probably out of luck. I would also expect other issues (requiring say a board swap) may also eventually become an issue if they stop selling them (pioneer processor board, etc). Sharp attempted to create a Pioneer Elite in LCD form and for the most part they achieved this. However I think their "end of life" support for this tv has been poor and not up to the old Elite standards.
post #13838 of 14514
I've been reading reviews for hours now trying to find a tv comparable to the Elite 70" and and am running into a wall lol The Samsung 75" F8000 was looking "ok" for awhile but the more I read about it the less I'm enthused (flashlighting, lag, edgelit, etc). I'm not finding a suitable replacement unless someone knows of something I missed. There's the 2 OLED's on best buy's website now but no way am I going from 70" to 55" even if it is OLED. It seems like I am just stuck at a bad time in a crossover period from LED TO OLED. I did read in this thread where someone just located a repair place and had them get Sharp's approval to replace the IR sensor. Any ideas would be appreciated in case I've missed something. At this point I would take a total refund to my best buy card and wait for a larger OLED but I've gotta see what amount of a return is authorized. IMO it should be the full amount but you know how that goes...
post #13839 of 14514
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Originally Posted by dvdguru View Post

Forgot to mention that they called back and said they found no places in my area to fix it which is why they set up the return. They also have no refurbs in stock (not that I would take a refurb to begin with).

You can use the Mike's Remote control app for now. It works through a network home connection through the TV and not IR. You'll have access to everything, input, power, menu, volume, ect, ect;

http://www.appato.com/michael-deman/mikes-remote/

The IR board inside the TV is tiny 1.25" x 4". It only cost around $10.00. Any shop would be able to swap it out. 20 minutes top. You could even replace it yourself. I purchased one just to have as a spare, once there gone, there gone. Cheap insurance. smile.gif



The part number is; DUNTKF909FM01
Edited by Sound & Vision - 8/25/13 at 5:19pm
post #13840 of 14514
Well I have decided to go back to plasma. I wish it would have worked out and I have my own reservations even with plasma (IR obviously compared to my old Kuro). Sometimes I wish I would have just kept my red tint Kuro, lol. If I could have found another new one or even open box in great condition, I would have tried one more time. I did find a new one but it was a few hundred more than the new one I got a few weeks ago. I had BB check and they did find another open box 60" but it was missing everything and listed as good.

At this point, it isn't worth the trouble. BB is coming tomorrow sometime to pick up the set. Good luck to everyone else though. I think this is a great set and it's a shame Sharp is not going forward with another version or model. If I could have found a good model, I would have kept it without a doubt. I can honestly say it was better than my 6020. The tech used in this tv needs to be in other Sharp displays. At least then they could get some of those R&D dollars back.
post #13841 of 14514
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Originally Posted by dvdguru View Post

Well, the IR sensor went out on my 70" frown.gif I called Elite Customer service and they're setting up an RA with best buy. When I called best buy I got all sorts of answers when asking about a refund such as Elite will come up with a dollar amount, etc. Can I not just get a full credit to my best buy card? At this point I'm kind of stuck as I've been reading up on the tvs that Magnolia stocks and it seems there really isn't anything as good as the Elite. I see they have a sony full array led but it's only 65". There are also no OLEDs listed on the site and the ones coming soon are 55" I believe and I'm not going down in size.

IMO they should refund my best buy card the amount I paid for the tv so we'll see what amount they come up with. Not sure what I'm going to do at this point.

I went through exactly the same thing. I ended up getting a local shop to replace the board and it is ridiculously easy to do. 99% of the work is taking the screws out to remove the back panel. The IR board is about a 4 inch square panel plugged into a wired connection right in back of the sensor. It takes about 5 seconds to replace. Get the board from Sharp and do it yourself. The only tool you need is a Phillips screwdriver. And maybe a plastic cup to keep the screws in so you don't lose them.
post #13842 of 14514
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Originally Posted by YOTR View Post

Well that was short lived. The set was working fine and then started having freeze up issues. I had to unplug it a few times from the wall to get it working again. Then it powered itself down a few times. I called Sharp and they said they could see errors when they did diagnostic tests via my connection. They wouldn't explain fully but stated it looked like the power supply and main board issue. I don't know if that was true but at this point, I think I will either go in another direction or find a brand new one again for a reasonable price.

This has been a frustrating experience and that's an understatement. I went to BB and they were great. They were not happy when I told them how it was packaged when it was delivered. They stated it should have been bubbled wrapped a few times at least over the entire tv and not put in the so called "taco" case. They said they have cardboard shipping crates that should have been used. They are picking up the set for free on Tuesday and then will credit me back that evening once they close out the return. They tried to sell me on a VT60 but I don't know what I want to do yet and even their best price was at least $300 over what I can get it for online. I don't like missing work but they should give me a 2 hour window so I will just leave work and then work late. I thought about keeping it and just getting it fixed but it's not worth it to me at this point. I wish I could have got a set that just performed like it should especially for the money. The DSE/Banding on this set was definitely better. It was still there though. It really makes me realize that you truly win the lottery if you get one without any issues. As for the November 2012 build theory, that might be true. When I looked at a blank input in the dark, I could see some uneven back lighting on the right side and corners and a few white spots (probably clouding). My first one was perfect with that.

Well I will do a little searching and decide what I want to do in the next day or two. At least I didn't order the 3D glasses yet. I am going to just give them the stand I ordered at this point.



I'm certainly not in a position to tell you not to return it and to have it repaired under warranty.....but that's what I would do! smile.gif

After a month of owning my NIB set which I paid full retail for, they had to replace my IR Sensor, Power Supply, and they also changed my main board, although I'm not sure why they did...but they did. I'm so happy every time I turn on my TV now, and likely for years to come. Here's why: The 4 major TV's I owned prior to the Elite were all Panasonic Plasmas. Each one the "highest end" model for the year it was purchased. When I got the Elite, the first thing I noticed was the amazing contrast, the bright picture, IMO it was better than any Plasma I'd ever owned. I've never had the pleasure of owning a Kuro. The DSE, which I now know is VERY minor on my set was torture for me at first. It doesn't bother me now, I barely notice it...I was being very picky until I decided to just enjoy my TV and forget about it. I was being so picky I found myself staring at white ice away from the play, trying to find fault......I wasn't even following the play, in fact I was avoiding it to search for DSE instead. How do I now know how minor my DSE is....keep reading.

Here's the thing, about two weeks ago I marched down to the Audio Video Center near my house armed with a portable Blu-ray, an HDMI cable, and a couple of Blu-rays and DVDs containing Hockey and Soccer footage respectively. These sports are the equivalent of TV torture test for banding or DSE. When I walked in the store, I thought my Elite had TERRIBLE DSE, when I walked out, I was smiling ear to ear. I tested the following sets: XBR950 (they had a couple left at that time), F8000 75" & 55", the new top of the line Sony 1080P (I forget the model) The Sony 4K set. Please keep in mind I was only concerned with banding/DSE, I wasn't performing a complete evaluation of the TVs. The worst offenders by far, I could never watch Hockey on, were the XBR950 and the F8000 75". The 75" Samsung was a HUGE disappointment for that price, the DSE or banding was unacceptable, it wasn't minor by any stretch of the imagination. Again, I'm only talking about the DSE. The other Sony's were "acceptable", but nowhere near as good as my Elite. The best by far, almost perfect, the 55" F8000. Uniformity was beyond belief...basically perfect, jaw dropping after what I saw on the other sets.

I guess my long winded rant above leads me to say that: After viewing my Elite for several months with a professional calibration, if my Elite was to "blow up" and need a new power supply and main board, or they would refund my money. I wouldn't think twice, I'd have it repaired and move forward with it still under warranty. Realistically, replacing those three items gives you what likely equates to a 60% brand new TV. If the LCD panel hasn't failed by now, doubtful it ever will. I wouldn't see any other option but to repair. LCD/Plasma war not withstanding, I personally haven't seen anything out there, currently available, that everything considered, bests my Elite, IMO. Also, why give up the extra 5" of real estate! That said, I haven't paid attention to the new 4K sets that were released in the past month.

In conclusion, color accuracy be damned.......I could never give up my contrast or the nice bright picture, the Elite rocks! biggrin.gif I'll say this one more time, IMO!!! LOL

Hmm, maybe I should repost this over in the VT or ZT Plasma thread and see what happens.....rolleyes.gif
post #13843 of 14514
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Originally Posted by YOTR View Post

Well I will do a little searching and decide what I want to do in the next day or two. At least I didn't order the 3D glasses yet. I am going to just give them the stand I ordered at this point.

The Sharp LC-60UD1 & LC-70UD1 are the replacements for the 60X5FD & 70X5FD. The Elite name agreement is over. All of the Elite Pioneer KURO technology is now in these two new amazing models. They include 4K Upscaling, 3D, THX Certification, Full LED Backlit, and Quatron Plus Technology. This is definantly my next "must have" TV. Unfortunantly,, No open box price. frown.gif

http://youtu.be/osmiD_C4uxg

http://www.big-tv.net/2013/07/sharp-intros-thx-4k-certified-aquos-lc-60ud1/
Edited by Sound & Vision - 8/20/13 at 7:24am
post #13844 of 14514
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Originally Posted by kdog750 View Post

I went through exactly the same thing. I ended up getting a local shop to replace the board and it is ridiculously easy to do. 99% of the work is taking the screws out to remove the back panel. The IR board is about a 4 inch square panel plugged into a wired connection right in back of the sensor. It takes about 5 seconds to replace. Get the board from Sharp and do it yourself. The only tool you need is a Phillips screwdriver. And maybe a plastic cup to keep the screws in so you don't lose them.

Thanks, I think this is my only option. I'll find a local tv place to do it for warranty purposes but I found no comparable tv to the Elite out frown.gif OLED is out but I'm not going from a 70" to a 50" tv lol I think we're safe as being king of the hill until a decent 70" OLED comes out.
post #13845 of 14514
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Originally Posted by Sound & Vision View Post

The Sharp LC-60UD1 & LC-70UD1 are the replacements for the 60X5FD & 70X5FD. The Elite name agreement is over. All of the Elite Pioneer KURO technology is now in these two new amazing models. They include 4K Upscaling, 3D, THX Certification, Full LED Backlit, and Quatron Plus Technology. This is definantly my next "must have" TV. Unfortunantly,, No open box price. frown.gif

http://youtu.be/osmiD_C4uxg

http://www.big-tv.net/2013/07/sharp-intros-thx-4k-certified-aquos-lc-60ud1/

http://translate.google.com/translate?sl=auto&tl=en&js=n&prev=_t&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.sharp.co.jp%2Faquos%2Fproducts%2Flc70ud1_outline.html

I checked a few months ago with my contacts at Sharp retail USA - moth eye will not be included with the UD1 series. I hope that changes prior to units shipping to the US.
post #13846 of 14514
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Originally Posted by Sound & Vision View Post

The Sharp LC-60UD1 & LC-70UD1 are the replacements for the 60X5FD & 70X5FD. The Elite name agreement is over. All of the Elite Pioneer KURO technology is now in these two new amazing models. They include 4K Upscaling, 3D, THX Certification, Full LED Backlit, and Quatron Plus Technology. This is definantly my next "must have" TV. Unfortunantly,, No open box price. frown.gif

http://youtu.be/osmiD_C4uxg

http://www.big-tv.net/2013/07/sharp-intros-thx-4k-certified-aquos-lc-60ud1/


That's the problem though, these will be out of my price range big time. I also still question if they will be using all of the Elite's tech in them though. If so that is great but I would never pay closet to that for a tv. The close out price on my new Elite was about my limit and I even went a few hundred over what I said I would.
post #13847 of 14514
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Originally Posted by Hawkyguy View Post

I'm certainly not in a position to tell you not to return it and to have it repaired under warranty.....but that's what I would do! smile.gif

After a month of owning my NIB set which I paid full retail for, they had to replace my IR Sensor, Power Supply, and they also changed my main board, although I'm not sure why they did...but they did. I'm so happy every time I turn on my TV now, and likely for years to come. Here's why: The 4 major TV's I owned prior to the Elite were all Panasonic Plasmas. Each one the "highest end" model for the year it was purchased. When I got the Elite, the first thing I noticed was the amazing contrast, the bright picture, IMO it was better than any Plasma I'd ever owned. I've never had the pleasure of owning a Kuro. The DSE, which I now know is VERY minor on my set was torture for me at first. It doesn't bother me now, I barely notice it...I was being very picky until I decided to just enjoy my TV and forget about it. I was being so picky I found myself staring at white ice away from the play, trying to find fault......I wasn't even following the play, in fact I was avoiding it to search for DSE instead. How do I now know how minor my DSE is....keep reading.

Here's the thing, about two weeks ago I marched down to the Audio Video Center near my house armed with a portable Blu-ray, an HDMI cable, and a couple of Blu-rays and DVDs containing Hockey and Soccer footage respectively. These sports are the equivalent of TV torture test for banding or DSE. When I walked in the store, I thought my Elite had TERRIBLE DSE, when I walked out, I was smiling ear to ear. I tested the following sets: XBR950 (they had a couple left at that time), F8000 75" & 55", the new top of the line Sony 1080P (I forget the model) The Sony 4K set. Please keep in mind I was only concerned with banding/DSE, I wasn't performing a complete evaluation of the TVs. The worst offenders by far, I could never watch Hockey on, were the XBR950 and the F8000 75". The 75" Samsung was a HUGE disappointment for that price, the DSE or banding was unacceptable, it wasn't minor by any stretch of the imagination. Again, I'm only talking about the DSE. The other Sony's were "acceptable", but nowhere near as good as my Elite. The best by far, almost perfect, the 55" F8000. Uniformity was beyond belief...basically perfect, jaw dropping after what I saw on the other sets.

I guess my long winded rant above leads me to say that: After viewing my Elite for several months with a professional calibration, if my Elite was to "blow up" and need a new power supply and main board, or they would refund my money. I wouldn't think twice, I'd have it repaired and move forward with it still under warranty. Realistically, replacing those three items gives you what likely equates to a 60% brand new TV. If the LCD panel hasn't failed by now, doubtful it ever will. I wouldn't see any other option but to repair. LCD/Plasma war not withstanding, I personally haven't seen anything out there, currently available, that everything considered, bests my Elite, IMO. Also, why give up the extra 5" of real estate! That said, I haven't paid attention to the new 4K sets that were released in the past month.

In conclusion, color accuracy be damned.......I could never give up my contrast or the nice bright picture, the Elite rocks! biggrin.gif I'll say this one more time, IMO!!! LOL

Hmm, maybe I should repost this over in the VT or ZT Plasma thread and see what happens.....rolleyes.gif


I have definitely seen bigger offenders of DSE/Banding especially that Samsung you mentioned. That one has horrible banding. I realize now though that my set had banding issues more than DSE. My first one was really bad. I agree you don't notice it as much over time but it's hard when it's vertical banding. Horizontal is usually less noticeable in movies, games, etc. Vertical is present in pretty much anything. I think I could have dealt with it but I admit that the price I paid had a big influence. I didn't pay retail but I payed quite a bit more than the close out prices that people were reporting from BB. When that started to weigh on me, I felt like this set screen wise should be perfect. I saw quite a few pepole on this forum early on stating their screen was perfectly uniform so I didn't feel like this was a "panel lottery" set. I know nothing will be perfect though after dealing with DSE on the Kuro.

I wish it would have worked out for me. I think with the second one though, so many little things annoyed me when the delivery occured. The set definitely didn't have dse/banding near as bad as my brand new one. However the packing of the set, the delivery, the setup, etc were somewhat botched. I remember when they brought the tv and put it down (remember the taco is just a long cloth with straps that folds over the tv, really no protection at all for the tv) they put it down on my floor with a loud thud. No it didn't break it but you could tell they just wanted to get out of there. BB told me the entire set would be covered with bubble wrap a few times (the entire set, not just the screen). There was one piece of bubble wrap covering the screen but even that was secured well at all. Then discovereding the dings and nicks that were not there when I bought it in the store and the fact that it started having random lock ups/ powered itself down, etc. and I started to have second thoughts about my purchase. I got a good deal from BB but after all of that, it didn't look as appealing. Purchasing a stand and all new 3D glassess pushed the set into a money range I was not comfortable with considering it was open box and had been on a wall for 9 months.

Had I got a deal like Baron2 (deal of the century man) on a new one, I would have dealt with ALOT of issues. Having payed almost a grand more than Baron2, what I will deal with significantly drops. That's just me though. I am envious of anyone that has a perfect uniform screen or one they can live with. I know how great the Elite is. I witnessed it and I wish it could have been different.

I am going back to plasma though. I looked the last few days for an Elite but I am not paying the prices people want. I think the fact that their is zero stock for replacment also weighed on me. It's a great set and I will always stand by that. I am definitely not a basher at all smile.gif. I wish everyone luck and maybe those new sets will truly be the Elite v2 that everyone wanted.

I think everyone has a number in their head for cost per performance. For me (Baron2 has stated this and he is right), I expected quite a bit for what I payed. I don't expect perfection because a human made it. That's impossible. I do however expect close to that when you consider what it retailed for originally. Again if I got a deal like Baron2 did (brand new at BB with the big discount), I could tolerate a lot smile.gif.
Edited by YOTR - 8/20/13 at 1:20pm
post #13848 of 14514
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Originally Posted by Sound & Vision View Post

The Sharp LC-60UD1 & LC-70UD1 are the replacements for the 60X5FD & 70X5FD. The Elite name agreement is over. All of the Elite Pioneer KURO technology is now in these two new amazing models. They include 4K Upscaling, 3D, THX Certification, Full LED Backlit, and Quatron Plus Technology. This is definantly my next "must have" TV. Unfortunantly,, No open box price. frown.gif

http://youtu.be/osmiD_C4uxg

http://www.big-tv.net/2013/07/sharp-intros-thx-4k-certified-aquos-lc-60ud1/

I thought I read that these are not FALD. Hopefully they are not just slapping 4K onto their lower end panels with these sets. If so, 4K or not, these will not be the equivalent to the Elites in all around PQ.
post #13849 of 14514
^^^^

there is one easy way to tell if they are using the Pioneer/ Elite technology:

do they accept the same Pioneer IR and RS232 commands?
post #13850 of 14514
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Originally Posted by markrubin View Post

^^^^

there is one easy way to tell if they are using the Pioneer/ Elite technology:

do they accept the same Pioneer IR and RS232 commands?


Good point. I doubt if they are using Pioneer Elite tech on these sets though. If they were/are I am sure they would advertise it.
post #13851 of 14514
Picked up a 60x5 that was on display at B.B. 7270 panel hours and it came with the stand thats it. There are a couple more of those available in my area.
Wanted to get the 70x5 it had a little over 8000 hours on the panel. Even though the price was just a little south of 3k I couldnt justify paying that much even
with those hours. I may have done it if that was the only one, no 60's around just to have an Elite. I know this is not an LG thread but I scored a really low usage
LG-55LM9600, 2012 model as well today for 3 times cheaper than that 70x5.

YOTR you should be in my area, I will price those in the Elite pricing threads. Hope your plasma hunt goes better.
post #13852 of 14514
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Originally Posted by baron2 View Post

Picked up a 60x5 that was on display at B.B. 7270 panel hours and it came with the stand thats it. There are a couple more of those available in my area.
Wanted to get the 70x5 it had a little over 8000 hours on the panel. Even though the price was just a little south of 3k I couldnt justify paying that much even
with those hours. I may have done it if that was the only one, no 60's around just to have an Elite. I know this is not an LG thread but I scored a really low usage
LG-55LM9600, 2012 model as well today for 3 times cheaper than that 70x5.

YOTR you should be in my area, I will price those in the Elite pricing threads. Hope your plasma hunt goes better.

Wow your area is loaded with them smile.gif. I live in Texas and there are no 70" models left. I had BB check again on Sunday and they stated besides the one I was returning there was only a couple more 60" models showing. One in Houston that was repaired but the manager stated there was something else wrong with it. There was also another one in another part of Texas listed as good condition and was missing everything and pretty beat up (according to the store). You got a great deal!
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Originally Posted by Sound & Vision View Post

You can use the Mike's Remote control app for now. It works through a network home connection through the TV and not IR. You'll have access to everything, input, power, menu, volume, ect, ect;

http://www.appato.com/michael-deman/mikes-remote/

The IR board inside the TV is tiny 1.25" x 4". It only cost around $10.00. Any shop would be able to swap it out. 20 minutes top. You could even replace it yourself. I purchased one just to have as a spare, once there gone, there gone. Cheap insurance. smile.gif



http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=DUNTKF909FM01

Thanks for the link, I just ordered one for backup.
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^^^

I bought a spare IR board from Amazon and posted here a few pages back I had one for any member in need

shortly after I received a PM from a member requesting the board: he had a Sharp technician scheduled to come look at his Elite which was still under warranty but was concerned the tech might not have the board with him

I shipped him the IR board (free) and the Sharp tech installed it and all is working again: he was very appreciative.

It really is a simple deal to install the board: the hardest part is you may have to take the display off the wall to do it
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Originally Posted by Sound & Vision View Post

Do not buy the AN-3DG20-B, they have a slightly different tint on them. They are for the regular Sharp models. Again, call elite customer service. Although, the AN-3DG20-EL is $113 for a two pack,,,,,, With the four pack (as you need) the price goes down to about $50 a pair or so. Trust me, been there, done that. Tell them you want the Special on the Four Pack of the AN-3DG20-EL. These glasses are great, the ability to switch into 2D and let the other person still watch 3D is simply great!

Don't sweat the November 2012 build date. smile.gif

I don't know about the AN-3DG20-B glasses, but I have purchased a number of AN-3DG30-B (which are the new model glasses and use a micro USB for charging) glasses off of ebay (because I got them for just over half of retail) and they work flawlessly with my 70x5. I did not check the actual tint to see if it is different, I tested them by watching Avatar which looked amazing (as always) in 3D.

Darren
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Originally Posted by DarrenK View Post

I don't know about the AN-3DG20-B glasses, but I have purchased a number of AN-3DG30-B (which are the new model glasses and use a micro USB for charging) glasses off of ebay (because I got them for just over half of retail) and they work flawlessly with my 70x5. I did not check the actual tint to see if it is different, I tested them by watching Avatar which looked amazing (as always) in 3D.


Darren

I have 2 pair of the 20-B and 2 pair of the 20-EL glasses and they are identical. The only difference is that the Sharp brand is on the EL and not present on the 20 series. The tint is the same. Either will work with the Elite panel.
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Originally Posted by myoda View Post

I have 2 pair of the 20-B and 2 pair of the 20-EL glasses and they are identical. The only difference is that the Sharp brand is on the EL and not present on the 20 series. The tint is the same. Either will work with the Elite panel.


I also own 2 pairs of the 20-B along with the 2 pairs of the 20-EL which came with my 70x5. I had not used the 20-B glasses until a couple nights ago after becoming concerned they might not work properly with my set after reading some of the posts in this thread. So I charged one up (was still new in the box) and they worked perfectly, just as myoda said.
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Originally Posted by myoda View Post

I have 2 pair of the 20-B and 2 pair of the 20-EL glasses and they are identical. The only difference is that the Sharp brand is on the EL and not present on the 20 series. The tint is the same. Either will work with the Elite panel.

I suspected the same, as it would seem illogical to produce glasses for the Elite that were different other than the badging. Since I want I want to pick up one more pair, it is good to know that I can get the 20's or the 30's.

Darren
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Originally Posted by markrubin View Post

^^^

I bought a spare IR board from Amazon and posted here a few pages back I had one for any member in need

shortly after I received a PM from a member requesting the board: he had a Sharp technician scheduled to come look at his Elite which was still under warranty but was concerned the tech might not have the board with him

I shipped him the IR board (free) and the Sharp tech installed it and all is working again: he was very appreciative.

It really is a simple deal to install the board: the hardest part is you may have to take the display off the wall to do it

Mark: Thanks for posting that. It's nice to know that the board with that part number (which I purchased) actually works.
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What's the chance that Elite will not have any more of these in stock?
Is this same IR board used in any other Sharp models?
Should Elite owners buy a back up IR board?

I clicked on the link for the IR board from amazon, and it is no longer active.
http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=DUNTKF909FM01
What do you put in a search to find the part?
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